The Harriet Taylor Mill-Institute for Economic and Gender Studies was founded in February 2001. It carries the name of a British female economist Harriet Taylor Mill (8.10.1807-3.11.1858), a founder of the women’s movement.

It is an institute within the Berlin School of Economics and Law (Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin), which is the only economic university in Germany that has such an institute.

The Institute is funded by the HWR Berlin.